Fall is such a wonderful time of year. I love the changing of the colors and the aroma coming from the kitchen. Imagine your Thanksgiving table decorated with one of these beautiful centerpieces. I wish you and your family many wonderful memories of the holidays. Treasure the times you have together and create a legacy in your own home that will last a lifetime and maybe longer.
Running in the Leaves
Create a table runner using camel-color wool flannel or felt, cutting to size with a pair of pinking shears. Lay coordinating ribbons along the center of the runner and secure with double-stick tape or a dab of fabric glue, if necessary. Set a compote or cake stand in the center and scatter leaves, mini pumpkins, and pears down the runner.
What better way to celebrate the Thanksgiving harvest feast than by creating a centerpiece using gorgeous green vegetables. To make the asparagus and green bean wrapped candles, stretch two sturdy rubber bands around a white pillar candle, then insert vegetable stalks underneath the band. Cover the bands with a circle of satin ribbon and decorate the platter with a few white mums and coffee berry sprigs.
Another view of the previous centerpiece shows the place settings, white tablecloth, and pewter cups filled with tiny white mums. Your guests will be enthralled!
Though this sample may be too tall for a dining table, this arrangement will be the talk of your guests. Place it in an entryway or on a sideboard, or make a shorter version for a centerpiece. The top of a white pumpkin was hollowed out, then fit with a vase filled with soaked floral foam. Stems of leaves and berry branches are inserted into the foam that holds everything in place.
A collection of amber glass sparked the idea for this centerpiece. For a long-lasting decoration, look for a silk candle ring or tiny wreath. Otherwise, bits of fresh greens, acorns, leaves, and berries can be either wired to a form or simply set as a base for the glass hurricane.
Harvest Candle Rings
Purchase or make small grapevine rings to use as a base, or bend a piece of coat hanger into a circle. Next, wire on small stems of berries, leaves, and flowers using thin wire wound tightly around the base. Use fresh flowers for a one-use decoration. Or find pretty silk blooms for a longer-lasting design.
Bed of Leaves
One beautiful pumpkin resting on a bed of leaves is simple and sincere. Scale this idea up or down as space allows: a tall pumpkin would look lovely with just a handful of leaves at the base.
In a Nutshell
Compose a striking display with a collection of silver compotes. Choose dishes of varying heights and fill with grocery store nuts, small pinecones, or other woodsy finds.
Here’s a no-fuss table arrangement that’s simple and appropriate for many occasions. Rocks and bits of moss nestle around small candles in tiny flowerpots. And best of all — no flowers to keep fresh!
Ups and Downs
With one pillar candle elevated, others remain on the tabletop near glass votive holders, creating a glow of light for a Thanksgiving dinner. Airy stems fill twin pots embellished with tangerines and nuts for color.
Orange slices set the tone for this cheerful arrangement of roses, gerbera daisies, stock, chrysanthemums, and tulips. Lemons, limes, and oranges are popular embellishments in clear vases. Cut the fruit in slices or wedges, or leave it whole. — Photographer and floral designer Xaviera M. Pepe
Pillar candles, white pumpkins and cream-colored gourds fill the top of a round butcherblock cutting board. Sprigs of wheat act as filler on the right side of the arrangement. Vary the look with golden yellow candles mixed with mini pumpkins and oak leaf sprigs on a tray.
Pumpkins and Vines
Swirl a bittersweet vine around a fat pumpkin for an instant centerpiece. (Place the pumpkin on a platter so moisture won’t ruin a tabletop.) Star anise and dried fruit slices decorate our table, but pinecones, moss, and natural elements are also appropriate.
Glistening red currants create the framework for this asymmetrical bouquet. A pink-hued hydrangea bloom and a few red roses add interest to the angled line of the design.
White Pumpkin Centerpiece
Say goodbye to plain orange pumpkins. Creamy-white varieties look elegant adorned with silver glitter and nestled in boxwood atop a silver wine cooler. Use this look for an elegant Thanksgiving or for a seasonal bridal or baby shower.
I found these great centerpieces at Better Homes and Gardens